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Alvarez eyes con-com for federalism

Monday, 23 May 2016 11:10 Written by
MANILA, Philippines – Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez prefers to have a constitutional commission or con-com draft Charter revisions that will change the form of government to a federal system.Alvarez, who is incoming president Rodrigo Duterte’s choice to be…

One nation united: Is Duterte’s federalism PHL’s path to growth?

Thursday, 19 May 2016 17:56 Written by
BusinessMirror Reporters VG. Cabuag, David Cagahastian, Manuel T. Cayon, Jovee Marie N. Dela Cruz, Cai U. Ordinario, Mary Grace C. Padin, Catherine N. Pillas, Joel R. San Juan and Butch FernandezMANILA and DAVAO CITY–HE’S excited. For Manuel, a confidential National…

Aquino economic team leader lauds Duterte’s eight-point agenda

Thursday, 19 May 2016 11:52 Written by
The leader of the Aquino government’s economic team on Wednesday welcomed and lauded the incoming Duterte administration’s eight-point agenda to sustain the robust growth achieved during the past six years.Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima, who heads the Cabinet Economic Development…

Will the Philippines be better off under a federal government?

Monday, 16 May 2016 15:54 Written by
The national budget offers a perspective on the expected debate on whether the country will progress faster under a federal form of government, which is one of the main political goals of presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte.This year, the Department of…

Federalism will empower LGUs — Nene Pimentel

Monday, 16 May 2016 15:35 Written by
A shift to a federal system of government will help empower local government units and give them access to a bigger budget, former senator Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. told Radyo Inquirer 990AM on Monday.The founder of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng…

PDP-LABAN – CDP HUGE TALKS ON ALLIANCE

Thursday, 12 May 2016 15:00 Written by
  A high level delegation of PDP Laban leaders were sent by their President, Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III to Davao City to meet with the Centrist Democratic Party (CDP) and the Centrist Democracy Political Institute (CDPI) Chairman Lito Lorenzana…

DILG lauds passage of Election Service Reform Act of 2016

Thursday, 12 May 2016 14:28 Written by
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) lauds the passage of Republic Act No. 10756 or the Election Service Reform Act, which makes election duty non-compulsory for public school teachers.RA 10756 entitled “An Act Rendering Election Service Non-Compulsory…

Expectations are so high, they're where the air gets thin

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 14:55 Written by
Official results of the Philippine elections aren't out yet, but it's clear Rodrigo Duterte is the new president.It's not about the absolute numbers anymore, it's the gulf between Duterte, with most but not all votes counted, and his nearest rival,…
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